Sunday, August 31, 2014

2nd Round of Stampin' Up 2014 Holiday Mini Catalog Product Videos

Here's my second round of 2014 Holiday Mini Catalog product videos. ( I forgot to mention yesterday that email subscribers need to click on this post title to get to my blog to watch the videos!)
Have a great weekend and enjoy!

Star Boxes video tutorial:

Simply Pressed Clay Ornament Video:

Snowflake Card Die Video:

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Stampin’ Up! 2014 Holiday Mini Catalog Product Videos

Here are my first round of Stampin' Up videos featuring NEW products from the 2014 Holiday Mini Catalog.  The Holiday Mini started on August 28th and Stampin' Up has told us that they expect several of the Photopolymer stamp sets to get on backorder, so order yours soon!

Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set and Framelits video:

Gift Box Punch Board video:

Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlet video:

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New Yee-Haw Photopolymer Stamp set and CUTE Card Samples!

Article from stampin' up! blog

I’ve been anxiously waiting for today for months and months. It’s finally here! Some of you who attended Inspire. Create. Share. in July may have already seen the latest stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Ten lucky attendees even took it home (and I hope they’ve been having some fun with it). For the rest of you who haven’t seen it yet . . . drumroll, please . . . and can I get a Yee-Haw?!
For those of you who attended convention—especially those who came to the Stamps, Ink, and Paper class— you’ll have heard the story behind this stamp set. I was given an assignment late last year to carve a stamp set with the Undefined Stamp Carving Kit for a Stampin’ Success article. “Howdy” was the first image I carved. I’m not sure why I picked that word. I’m not a country girl. I’m not a fan of country music. I do love to say “howdy.” Maybe it’s just my attempt to spice up “hello.” Whatever the reason, it was the spark that lit the inspiration fire that resulted in the Yee-Haw Photopolymer Stamp Set.

I had a lot of fun doodling this stamp set. I knew I wanted some imagery to go with all of the fun sentiments. The lasso is probably my favorite piece and was designed to fit around Howdy, Rootin’ Tootin’, and Yee-Haw.
My second favorite image is the sheriff’s badge. The “sheriff” sentiment was purposely left separate from the badge so that you could easily write in someone’s name, then pin it to a shirt or bandana. It also makes an adorable tag for a gift.
This stamp set isn’t just for Texans, although I know a few who will love it (Erica, Lydia . . .)! Here are a few samples that show how the images can be used to make a soft, pretty card or a sweet little card for a baby shower, a fun thank you note for a friend, or a colorful celebration card.




Monday, June 30, 2014

Stampin' Up's "A Little Sumthin' Sumthin'" Simply Created Gift Box Ideas

A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Simply Created Gift Box Ideas - Item #133794 $13.95

                 Kit includes 10 pillowboxes (folded: 4-1/4" x 2-1/2"), 10 die-cut word bubbles,
                10 bellybands, 10 mini clothespins, 10 wood sticks, 10 sheets of precut
                 cotton paper, 10 pieces of Real Red 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (ea. 16").

Other Stampin' Up ideas:

Let's Celebrate Envelope

Sumthin' Sumthin' Stamp Set Ink
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories & Tools
A Little Sumthin' Sumthin' Gift Box Kit
Stampin' Dimensionals

  1. Use scissors to cut along the score lines on one end of the pillow box.
  2. Trim the other end so it has a straight edge and adhere it.
  3. Fold the belly band paper in half to create the card.
  4. Stamp "Let's celebrate" in Pool Party ink on one of the word bubbles. Adhere the bubble to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals along the top edge.
  5. Tuck the card into the envelope, leaving the bottom of the word bubble to rest outside the envelope.
  6. Tie the ribbon around the envelope.

Hooray Treat Wrapper

Sumthin' Sumthin' Stamp Set Ink
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories & Tools
A Little Sumthin' Sumthin' Gift Box Kit

  1. Stamp "Hooray" in Pool Party ink on the Whisper White Cardstock. Cut it out, turning the right end into a banner. Cut out a strip of the belly band, turning the right end into a banner. Cut a small piece of the ribbon, cutting one edge to make it a banner.
  2. Cut the pillow box in half.
  3. Score the box at 2" and 3".
  4. Place the candy inside and secure it closed with a mini clothespin. Tuck the three banners from step 1 under the clasp of the pin.
  5. Add the pom pom at the top for a little decoration.

And here's a repost of a Stampin' Up video showing you how to assemble the Kit:

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sweet Summer Treat Boxes from Stampin' Up Blog

Sweet Summer Treat Boxes Article written by Cindy B., Senior Stampin' Up Staff Writer - from stampin' up! blog
Cindy B., Senior Stampin' Up Staff Writer wrote:

Summer is here! It’s time for swimming, sun . . . and ice cream treats. Check out the following ideas for yummy-looking ice cream-themed gift boxes—and don’t feel as if you have to use these palettes. We’ve got plenty of ice cream colors for you to work with!

The “ice cream sandwich” boxes are perfect for enclosing small gift cards, treats, movie tickets, etc. You could easily make a bunch of these little cuties for family reunion gifts—or teach the kids how to make them! They’ll love making different “flavors.”  :)

Ice Cream Sandwich Supplies:
Round the corners of the Chocolate Chip Cardstock pieces using the Project Life Corner Punch, then pierce both pieces of cardstock using the Paper-Piercing Tool and Paper-Piercing Mat (to create an ice-cream sandwich effect).   Score a 1/2" border on all sides of the 5" x 3" ice-cream colored cardstock pieces using the scoring blade on the Stampin’ Trimmer.

Snip the corners and fold inward. (See picture below.) Adhere the corners to the box sides using Sticky Strip. Fit the box top and bottom together to create an “ice cream slice.”   Enclose the “ice cream slice” in the Chocolate Chip Cardstock pieces. Wrap with the White Vellum Cardstock strip and Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine.  Include a stamped tag to fit the occasion. That’s it!

You might also want to make these posh Push-Pop Gift Boxes. Just wrap a cardboard tube with ice-cream colored cardstock and adhere a cardstock circle to the top (made using the 1-3/4" Circle Punch). Adhere a popsicle stick to the inside of a cardboard tube using Sticky Strip. If you’d like to put a gift inside, punch out another circle, cut a slit in the middle, and adhere the circle to the bottom of the tube. When it is dry, insert the popsicle stick.

Supplies used here: Oh My Goodies Stamp Set; Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Chocolate Chip, Pistachio Pudding, and Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pads; Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker’s Twine; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Itty Bitty Punch Pack; Big Shot; Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies.

I made one more ice-cream themed project—but this one is a card. I used the Bravo Stamp Set, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, and Very Vanilla Cardstock, Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad, Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits Dies, and the Party Pennants Bigz L Die.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Stampin' Up Blendabilities available starting July 1st!

Stampin' Up announced today that a select group of Blendabilities will be available to purchase starting July 1, 2014.   The color groups available for ordering are:
  • Cherry Cobbler (item #130995)
  • Coastal Cabana (item #131000)
  • Daffodil Delight (item #130998)
  • Old Olive (item #130999)
  • Pumpkin Pie (item #130997)
  • Rich Razzleberry (item #131003)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (item #129370)
In addition, the following accessories will also be available:
  • Memento Ink Pad (item #132708)
  • Memento Ink Refill (item #133456)
  • Color Lifter (item #129369) 
Below is a great video tutorial from Carrie Cudney giving you tips on how to use and store the Stampin' Up Blendabilities.  (email subscribers will need to click on this email post title to get to my blog to watch the video).

Monday, June 23, 2014

Stampin' Up video tutorial - Snip & Spritz Paper Flower

Here's a Stampin' Up video tutorial showing you how to make this pretty Crepe Filter Paper flower using Fringe Scissors.  Email subscribers: don't forget that you'll need to click on this email post title to get to my blog to watch the video.

Also, I forgot to mention last week that Stampin' Up put out an update saying that the items on the 2013 Holiday Carryover list HERE are only available until August 28, 2014 (the new holiday mini catalog starts right after that).  So be sure to check out the list before then and thanks for visiting!